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Kannada Film Review: 'Edegarike'


Film: "Edegarike"; Cast: Aditya, Akanksha, Atul Kulkarni, Dharma, Srujan Lokesh, Achyuth Kumar and others; Director: Sumana Kiththoor; Producers: Ravindra and Amanulla Shariff; Music Director: Sadhu Kokila; Camera: Raakesh; Rating: ***

Nov 26 (IANS): "Edegarike" is based on writer-cum-director Agni Srdihar's novel of the same name. The novel, about underworld activities, hit the shelves a decade ago and remained a chart topper for several weeks.

Sridhar's novel had some breathtaking moments and one of them was when Sona, a contract killer of Mumbai, arrives in Bangalore to kill a don. But he lands up in a situation where he is being targeted by the don himself. He faces the situation boldly as he wants to die with dignity. He remains fearless, calm and composed even when he knows that his end is near.

But Sridhar, who is targeting Sona, faces a dilemma as he values life. He is holding a pistol in front of a person who does not fear death and wants to face death like a saint.

What happens when people with different mindsets face such a frightening situation?

A good script, background score and perfect locations back the film.

Sumana Kiththoor, a protege of Sridhar, has been able to bring out the conflict of the two characters well on the screen. Kiththoor's casting is also perfect, which results in good performances by all the artists.

Also, the gripping moments of the film are narrated without becoming melodramatic.

The fact that Kiththoor has not used popular commercial elements to enhance the appeal of the film is to be appreciated. Though the length of the film is just 100 minutes, still the director has allowed a few scenes to drag.

Aditya shows his brilliance in carrying his role and he has certainly worked hard to give his best. He has worked in leading roles in action-oriented films so far, but this film will surely take him places.

Atul Kulkarni, who has worked in many Kannada films, has done a brilliant job. Akanksha has tried to do justice to her limited role. Hats off to artists like Dharma, Sharath Lohithashwa, Achyuth Rao and others for carrying their respective roles effectively.

Sadhu Kokila's background music peps up the narrative. The cinematographer's work is brilliant.

Overall, "Edegarike" is worth a watch for its brilliant screenplay, narration and top class performance by Aditya.

Comment on this article

  • Santosh Parande, Basava kalyan

    Thu, Aug 27 2015

    Edegarike is best flim
    and atul kulkarni aditya is best normal styail dressing styail and smoking styil

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  • arun babu, bangalore

    Fri, Jan 4 2013

    Edaegarikae, the name itself says - who are having real edaegarikae, that people can only watch this movie. Really, I hats off to Sumana Kittur and Agni Sridhar who are worked behind the camera - and very very special appreciation to Adithya and Atul Kulkarnai. Abba, what a movie - this movie is unforgettable movie in my life. Heart touch movie, the last scene in the movie is still in my mind and it will be stay in my mind another several years - thanks to Sona and Sridhar

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  • Anilkumar, Bangalore

    Wed, Nov 28 2012

    Xtra ordinary movie,background music,acting,editing,camera work,every thing is super.
    I request top kannada actors to watch this movie and accept this kind of movie.I really enjoyed this movie in Gopalan mall,Hats off to team.

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  • Vasuki, Bangalore

    Tue, Nov 27 2012

    Firstly, the movie is well made with total professionalism. Yet it gets dragged. At some places. Sharp Editing could have enhanced the content. Hat off to the director for her superb story telling. Actors have done well. The heroine is just out of place.a signature tune would have made a bug difference. Overall a Kannada movie well made with great professionalsm. Thanks to Suman Kittur , we expect more. Try some thing different than UW subject. May be political based story.

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  • ARUN K J , BANGALORE

    Mon, Nov 26 2012

    GREAT MOVIE ONLY MISTAKE WAS MR AGNI SRIDHARS INTERVIEW IN THE MEDIA WHERE HE NARRATED THE COMPLETE STORY ON TV THAT SUSPENSE WENT OFF FOR A TOSS SADU U STOP ACTING AS A COMEDIAN OUR KANNADA INDUSTRY DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO USE THE REAL ARTISTS PEOPLE WHO DOES NOT KNOW SA PA SA ARE MUSIC DIRECTORS UR BGM IS SIMPLY GREAT THIS IS WHAT WE CALL THE DIRECTION ALL THE ARTISTS WERE GREAT MY OPINION IS,IN PLACE OF SRUJAN [BACHAN]& MR RAI'S ROLE U SHOULD HAVE PUT SOME NEW AND ROUGH CHARACTERS AS I USUALLY SEE THEM IN COMEDY ROLES [ THEY WERE GREAT BUT THIS IS MY OPINION]PLEASE GIVE US MORE NICE KANNADA MOVIES, AFTER 13 YEARS OF OUR MARRIAGE THIS WAS THE 1ST MOVIE I & MY WIFE ONLY WENT TO WATCH IN A HORRIBLE ADARSHA THEATER ULSOOR THANK U FOR A GOOD MOVIE

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  • Santhosh, Udupi

    Mon, Nov 26 2012

    'Yedagarike' of Whom?...HERO or HEROINE???

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  • R.Bhandarkar., M

    Mon, Nov 26 2012

    Yedagarike
    Hodeyadidare Saaku Prekshakaru
    'Gorake'!

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